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March 29, 2018

A new Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023 from the federal government

Ottawa, Thursday, March 29, 2018 – CICan welcomes the promising new Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023 unveiled yesterday by the federal government. The Plan, presented by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly in the presence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and dozens of ministers and deputies from across the country, represents an investment of $2.7 billion dollars over five years. This new funding will support and enhance post-secondary programs offered in French, particularly in the areas of Health and Justice, as well as professional training for Early Childhood Workers in minority areas. The Plan will also ensure that funding... Read more
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May 22, 2015

The Effects of Developmental Communication Instruction on Language Skills and Persistence at Four Ontario Colleges

Executive Summary: With a mandate to prepare students for the labour market, ‘communication’ figures prominently among the essential employability skills that Ontario’s colleges are expected to develop in students prior to graduation. As a result, many colleges have instituted measures to help shore up the skills of students who are admitted to college yet who do not possess the expected ‘college-level English’ proficiency. Several have addressed this challenge by admitting these students into developmental communication classes, which are designed to build their skills to the expected college level.
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